Winthrop University: Undergraduate Research - Faculty Development Opportunities

Faculty Development Opportunities

    The Office of Grants and Sponsored Research Development (GSRD) assists faculty and staff in seeking, applying for, and managing external funding for research, instruction, and outreach programs. The Research Council administers an annual fund to support faculty and their student co-investigators in the pursuit of internal grants for research and creative activities. The Research Council provides guidance on writing applications; offers educational tools for successful submissions; and executes thorough, fair, and rubric-based reviews. There are two funding categories for which to apply: Faculty Research and Faculty Research with Student Co-Investigator. The grant guidelines, application forms, and evaluation rubric are available on the Research Council websitePlease be sure to thoroughly review the eligibility and evaluation criteria in the guidelines as changes have been made to these areas.

    Applications are due by TBD for 2022.

    Held approximately annually (next event is February 13-16, 2020), CUR Dialogues are designed to bring faculty and administrators to Washington, D.C., to interact with federal agency program officers and other grant funders.


    • Meet in small groups and talk with program officers and grants management officers - NSF, NIH, NEH, DOE, NASA, USDA, and more.
    • Take the opportunity to communicate directly with program officers and grants administrators concerning grant requirements and funders' priorities.
    • Learn how to find new funding opportunities
    • Develop/hone proposal-writing skills
    • Share ideas with colleagues.

    Who Should Attend

    Faculty at all career stages; undergraduate research directors; grants administrators; development officers. Please visit the Council on Undergraduate Research for more information and registration.

    The Council on Undergraduate Research sponsors several institutes and workshops geared toward promoting undergraduate research and facilitating related faculty development. Current institute offerings include:

    • Beginning a Research Program
    • Broadening Participation (in Undergraduate Research)
    • Creative Inquiry in the Arts and Humanities
    • Integrating UR into Teacher Education Programs
    • Initiating and Sustaining UR Programs
    • Proposal Writing Institute (held annually, typically around July)
    • Transforming UR Culture and Curricula

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    Advisor, Teacher, Role Model, Friend: On Being a Mentor to Students in Science and Engineering by: National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine.

    Through the generosity of Bob and Norma Thompson, the Robert and Norma Thompson Endowment provides financial support via the Thompson Scholar program for faculty development that increases student engagement and learning. The program will provide reassigned time for two classes per year for a faculty member "to work on projects that strengthen the academic, intellectual, and co-curricular life of the university". Full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty members with at least three years of experience at Winthrop are eligible to apply.

Last Updated: 4/2/21